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Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Sep. 30, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Sept. 28 The Charleston Gazette-Mail on West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice facing questions about the state's coronavirus map: Gov. Jim Justice sighed, voiced some folksy phrases of frustration, and dived into the answer again. Trust him, he said. The one thing...

Tennessee's medication abortion law blocked by judge

Sep. 30, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked a Tennessee law that required women undergoing drug-induced abortions be informed the procedure could be reversed. The statute was about to go into effect Wednesday after the GOP-dominant General Assembly advanced a sweeping anti-abortion measure earlier...

FILE - In this June 15, 2020, file photo the columns of the Supreme Court are seen with the Capitol at right, in Washington. The Senate is ready to move quickly on a Supreme Court nominee. President Donald Trump is expected Saturday, Sept. 26, to announce his replacement for the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

On guns, abortion, high court could become more conservative

Sep. 27, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Congress confirms President Donald Trump's nominee to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Supreme Court would become more conservative, and also perhaps more ready to tackle certain hot-button issues like abortion and guns. Chief Justice John Roberts would also likely become less...

Tennessee prosecutors at odds over abortion law enforcement

Sep. 25, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee prosecutors are at odds over whether to enforce a new law that requires abortion providers to tell their patients it may be possible to reverse the action of abortion medication half-way through the procedure. Doctors who do not comply could face felony charges, fines and...

Court weighs fate of sweeping Missouri abortion restrictions

Sep. 25, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel is weighing the fate of a sweeping Missouri abortion law, including a provision that prohibits a woman from having an abortion because the fetus has Down syndrome. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis heard arguments...

President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, late Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, following a short trip from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., after attending a rally in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump works to win over Catholic voters on abortion issue

Sep. 23, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Wednesday to sign an executive order that would require health care providers to provide medical care to all babies born alive as he makes an election-year push to appeal to voters who oppose abortion. The White House did not release further details about...

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2008 file photo Anti-abortion protestors pray under a fence of roses outside of the home of the Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Groups opposing a proposed abortion ban in Colorado are ratcheting up their efforts following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for fear that a newly comprised U.S. Supreme Court could uphold the measure. (AP Photo/Bill Ross, File)

Ginsburg's death raises stakes for Colorado abortion ballot

Sep. 21, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Groups opposing a proposed abortion ban in Colorado are ratcheting up their efforts following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg for fear that a newly comprised Supreme Court without the liberal icon could uphold the measure. The proposed ballot measure Colorado voters will face this November...

Coloradans will vote on a 22-week abortion ban in November

Sep. 21, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Despite past failed attempts to ban or limit abortions in Colorado, anti-abortion advocates have another chance to win over voters with a November ballot measure that would ban the procedure after 22 weeks. The measure would make abortions illegal during the third trimester of pregnancy...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks at the

Ginsburg's death puts Roe v. Wade on the ballot in November

Sep. 21, 2020 12:13 AM EDT

It's been a throwaway line in presidential campaigns for years: Roe v. Wade is on the ballot. This time it is very real. The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg so close to a presidential election and the vacancy it creates on the Supreme Court, coupled with President Donald Trump's political imperative to...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's virus revisionism; Biden on the hoax

Sep. 19, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of mass death and sickness, what could possibly count as a success story against the pandemic? President Donald Trump would have you believe Americans are already living that success story, even as the death toll approaches 200,000 and infections spread by the tens of...